WVC 55 - 10 - 2
§55-10-2. Declaration of public policy; legislative findings.
The Legislature finds that:
(1) Arbitration, as a form of alternative dispute resolution,
offers in many instances a more efficient and cost-effective
alternative to court litigation.
(2) The United States has a well-established federal policy in
favor of arbitral dispute resolution, as identified both by the
Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §1, et seq.
, and the decisions of
the Supreme Court of the United States.
(3) Arbitration already provides participants with many of the
same procedural rights and safeguards as traditional litigation,
and ensuring that those rights and safeguards are guaranteed to
participants will ensure that arbitration remains a fair and viable
alternative to court litigation and guarantee that no party to an
arbitration agreement is unfairly prejudiced by agreeing to an
arbitration agreement or provision.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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